Joseph had two dreams at age seventeen, and after sharing the dreams with his parents and brothers, his life took a tragic turn. The favoured son with coats of many colors was sold into slavery and from slavery to Prison.
Somehow he knew he was destined to be a leader so even while in Potiphar’s house, he composed himself so well that it didn’t take long for Potiphar to commit his entire household to his hands. No matter what life has thrown at you, or no matter how low it appears you have sunken, never take your eyes off your dream and never change who you are for any reason.
Again, he soon became the favorite in Potiphar’s house such that everyone except his master and the master’s wife had to take instruction from him. Do you always find yourself in certain places and positions even in your seemingly lowly estate, those places are positions are pointers to your destiny.
Then came the great temptation, to either settle down and take the master’s wife or resist and lose favour. He resisted and found himself in prison. Bur even prison could not change his destined leadership position, for he became the trusted hand by the warden. No force can stop your destiny from being fulfilled as long as you don’t change who you are. As a matter of fact, you are the only one who can change God’s plan for your life.
While in prison, his opportunity came in disguise when he saw the countenance of the baker and butler. He could have ignored their countenance and kept to himself knowing he was unjustly imprisoned. But he never lost his cheerfulness and desire to help others, he reached out and asked what was wrong. Don’t become morose and uncaring because of your problems. Your destiny lies in helping others. The path to fulfilment of destiny is the path of service, keep serving.
He interpreted their dreams and he was forgotten for two years. He didn’t start cursing the Chief Butler for not remembering him. He kept doing his job. When the appointed time came, he was remembered. He was remembered because his throne was ready. Don’t jump ahead of God. Don’t jump for a stool when He is preparing a throne for you.
Please understand this, no power on earth can stop God’s dream for your life except you yourself. So ensure that you are not working against your dream, and don’t bury your dream, keep it clear, written and constantly placed before you. Hab. 2:2-3. You will get there!
God bless us all.
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